August 20 - Heavy Hands.
“But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”
Moses stood on top of the hill and held the rod of God in his hand.
That rod is a picture of the Word of God.
“And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.”
When we put down the Word, the flesh will prevail.
Oftentimes, when we are serving the Lord our hands will get heavy.
Especially when we are so busy in service that we neglect to spend time within the Word to strengthen our hearts.
We cannot pour from an empty cup.
Thankfully, the Lord often places people within our lives to help us carry the burdens that come with living a life faithful to Him.
“Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
The Lord had Moses take Aaron and Hur with him up on that hill because the Lord knew that he would need them.
When Moses’ hands were heavy, Aaron and Hur took a stone for Moses to sit and rest. He never put his hands down, yet he was able to sit upon the stone to regain his strength.
What a picture of the Rock of Ages that we have to rest upon!
While Moses was sitting upon the stone, Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands so that they could remain steady in the fight.
Each of these men were placed there by the Lord for a specific purpose.
Moses was to hold the rod of God up.
Aaron and Hur were to help him carry out the purpose the Lord had for him.
Sometimes our hands get heavy, and we need an Aaron and a Hur to hold us up.
Sometimes, we need to recognize the Moses in our lives and be willing guide them to the Rock of Ages and do all we can to help them keep their hands up in the battle.
“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”
Whether you find yourself as a Moses or an Aaron/Hur today…ask the Lord to strengthen your heart and your hands in order to fulfill whatever the purpose the Lord has in store.
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;”
Heavy hands can be strengthened when we faithfully and purposefully pray for them.
Job 21-22 | 1 John 3
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